Found in a chiefly urban section of Polk County, West Des Moines has 10 community care facilities around the city that provides residents an assortment of long term care options from which to decide on. There is the possibility for it to be difficult to get around West Des Moines, but it can be workable for most without a car. According to the latest published surveys there are several top nursing home options, as well as hospitals in the surrounding areas.
Senior Living Services
Some of the standard amenities in West Des Moines include:
Experience nursing staff 24-hours a day
Hair cutting and other beauty services
Hospice and comfort care
Meeting the unique needs of every senior is simple with the varied network which functions in West Des Moines. Access to on-call specialists like Physical Therapists and Nurses can also be arranged at many care facilities. Some facilities in the city provide kosher meals, can allow pets like cats, provide outdoor social activities, as well as common areas for group activities. Some arrange for devotional services. Still other long term care facilities offer transportation (either complementary or for a nominal fee), or even can provide more advanced care like blood glucose monitoring.
While not mandatory, when contacting the facilities in these lists it can be convenient to have the resident's medical history including any insurance, doctor, and contacts for any questions the facility coordinator might have. This can aid in outlining any specialized care the individual might need.
Senior Living Costs
The price of community care facilities can change based on the type of services needed, but on average it costs residents approximately $3,600 per month. On the other hand, the cost for senior living in Iowa is $3,420 every month. Additionally, there can be a variety of state and federal financial aid options to help lower the cost of care for low-earning families. To get a better idea of averages, look through the detailed cost table list below for comparisons to neighboring cities.
Source: Aggregated from the Genworth 2013, 2015 Cost of Care Survey, state licensing units, and from facility surveys. While we make every effort to ensure accuracy, please confirm details with facilities directly.